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Biography Will Hodgkinson

Will Hodgkinson is the author of Guitar Man, Song Man (both Bloomsbury) and The Ballad Of Britain (Portico). He writes on music and culture for The Guardian, The Times, Mojo and Vogue, and lives in London.

The Ballad Of Britain, published in summer 2009, is a journey through the musical landscape of Britain, and an attempt to see if folklore and folk music is still alive. From spring to autumn, Will travelled through Britain with a portable recording device called a Zoom. The goal was to capture the spirit of the land and its people through its music. Along the way, he danced with gypsies in a wood in Sussex, visited a town of Bob Dylans in Scotland, was attacked by a large woman with a chair in Kent, almost brought to an end the short life of a promising young singer in Wales and discovered that what we need in life is right there in front of us. The Ballad Of Britain is the story of that journey.

Author wesite: www.willhodgkinson.turnpiece.net

“A six-stringed classic”
Dylan Jones, GQ, on Guitar Man

“A natural writer… when he sets off to drink at founts of wisdom in the rock guitar’s natural home, it’s a pleasure to go with him.”
The Independent

Links:

Will Hodgkinson Interviews David Gray

 

 

 

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